4.00 Probation - Apprentices
Apprentices shall serve a probationary period of six months. During this period the Apprentice may terminate the employment subject to proper notice being given or the employer may terminate the Apprentice’s employment in accordance with the provisions of Section G of the SJIB National Working Rules.
5.00 Transfer and Redundancy
Any Apprentice/Adult Trainee has the right to apply to the SJIB for his or her transfer of employer to be considered. The Secretary of the SJIB will ensure that every effort is made by the SJIB, its Training Agent (SECTT), SELECT and the Union to find alternative employment for the Apprentice/Adult Trainee concerned
If the employer decides to arrange a transfer of an Apprentice/Adult Trainee they must first inform the Secretary of the SJIB in writing.
In the event of alternative work within the industry not being available, an employer may have to consider the possibility of redundancy. If this is the case, the employer must forward a Request for Dismissal through Redundancy form (Appendix C) to the Secretary of the SJIB. An employer can only dismiss an apprentice as redundant if the dismissal is approved by the Secretary. A full background report will be prepared by the Secretary for the National Board.
6.00 Conditions of Employment
6.01 Except as otherwise provided in this Scheme, all Apprentices and Adult Trainees must be employed on SJIB Particulars of Employment available from www.sjib.org.uk
6.02 All Apprentices are employed on fixed term contracts. Their employment may be terminated on completion of the apprenticeship with no entitlement to redundancy pay.
To ensure compliance with legislation, employers should give Apprentices sufficient advance notice of their fixed term contract of apprenticeship being terminated (See Section C of the SJIB National Working Rules, Appendix 1, Explanatory Notes).
Where employment is continued after completion of the apprenticeship, the initial date of commencement of employment shall be the date used for calulation of statutory entitlement to redundnacy pay and notice of termination of employment.